Shure Gear Provides Audio Support for World Series Games at Wrigley Field
For the first World Series games held at Wrigley Field since 1945, Shure wireless equipment was used for both the national anthem before each game, and for the Chicago Cubs’ unique sing-along rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as part of the 7th inning stretch. Both segments relied on Shure Axient wireless handheld microphones outfitted with the KSM8 Dualdyne dual-element dynamic microphone.
Axient wireless has proven itself as an RF system over the course of the season in Chicago. Its unique frequency diversity mode ensures flawless RF performance even in the crowded environment of Chicago’s lakefront during a national broadcast event. The innovative KSM8 Dualdyne microphone element offers the unique advantage of a huge “sweet spot” for the performer, which is especially helpful for users with unpredictable microphone technique on live television.
Because these segments are part of the live telecast while being pumped through the stadium PA system for the fans in attendance, the natural, accurate frequency response and textbook feedback resistance of the KSM8 proved itself a perfect complement to the advanced reliability of Shure Axient, which has become the go-to wireless system for critical mic channels at countless live broadcast events.